“I proclaim the Games of Berlin, celebrating the eleventh Olympiad of the modern era, to be open." declared the Chancellor of Germany, Adolf Hitler, as he stood in front of many fans and athletes of diversity, with many of them being of the “superior race” the Aryan race. It was 1936 and the Berlin Games had officially begun. From the national flags to the eccentric athletes, everything was Olympic certified, along with the Nazi induced hate and discrimination that took action throughout the Games. The USA should’ve boycotted the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
It began in 1933 when Adolf Hitler gained power and, with the help of the Nazi Party, turned Germany in a totalitarian dictatorship. Germans ' appeal of Hitler and the Nazi Party in the early 1930s was due to their nationalistic senses, Hitler 's magnetism, as well as the possibility
The 1936 Olympics were supposed to support Hitler’s belief that German “Aryan” people were the dominant race. The Berlin games were supposed to be a German showcase and a statement for Aryan supremacy. The African Americans of Team U.S.A. faced a lot of challenges including the competition, and Hitler’s view of Aryan Supremacy, also known as Hitler’s ideal domination of white Europeans. Jesse Owens proved Hitler wrong, when he became the first American athlete to win four gold medals in a single Olympiad. Adolf Hitler was so stunned and angry that Owens had successfully defeated his German people, that he even walked out of the stadium.
In the year 1933, Adolf Hitler was named Chancellor of Germany, this marked the beginning of one of the most chaotic and devastating events in history, the descent of Germany to Fascism, the holocaust, and eventually World War Two. At the same time, however, a young American boy by the name of Joe Rantz was entering his first year of college and joining the university of Washington’s rowing team. This is a story of true honor for one’s country as well as the events of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Written by Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat is inculcated because the author, before he began writing full-time, was a professor for San Jose University as well as Stanford University. Brown took favor to specializing in writing.
I can see a lot of this video relating to Fahrenheit 451. From the burning of the books, to the vision of a perfect race, all of it. It all started with a perfect image of society. Adolf Hitler, was the person to lead this whole thing. He was the leader of the Nazi party, and left the people of Germany with a perfect image of society.
1876 was an exciting year for America because the Declaration of Independence’s 100th anniversary was happening. Ruther B. Hayes, the Republican candidate, and Samuel J. Tilden, the Democrat candidate, were both running for president. The 1876 election was the most controversial election America has ever seen. Millions of African-American lives were crushed by the election of 1876. In order to win the election, Ruther Hayes created the Compromise of 1877 and in return, pulled the soldiers out the South who were there for Reconstruction.
This would not have happened if it wasn’t for a Hungarian physicist named Leo Szilard and Albert Einstein. Szilard was born in the year 1898, and he served World War I before moving to Berlin to study physics. The beginning of the century, Germany was the Mecca of scientist, and in 1933, won ninety-nine Nobel Prizes for science with eighteen for England, and six for the United States. Szilard saw their work and went to London, where he brought a refugee scientist to British university. Same year, Hitler came to power, where he took over Germany and killed the Jewish.
A clear aspect of what makes a state totalitarian is having one strong ideology and Nazi Germany perfectly covers this criterion. The government of Nazi Germany was a fascist state. The Nazi ideology uses biological racism and antisemitism, Nazi fascism’s ideology included a racial theory which praised the Aryan race and denigrated those who did not fit this race. Extreme nationalism was encouraged which called for the unification of all German-speaking peoples, the use of private paramilitary organizations to stop and terrorize the opposition, and the centralization of decision-making by, and loyalty to, a single leader. All of these aspects of Nazi ideology contribute to the idea that Nazi Germany was a totalitarian state.
Roosevelt won by an overwhelming amount and began to fight the depression. By the time of Roosevelt inauguration (March 4, 1933) the depression had reached lower than ever. Thirteen million people were unemployed. In Roosevelt’s inaugural address which, was broadcasted on the radio, he proclaimed that the nation would come back from this and that Americans shall not fear. Roosevelt’s New Deal had a large impact on his Presidency overall.
Professional light heavyweight champion Erich Seelig was removed from the German Boxing Association because of his Jewish heritage. Gretel Bergmann, a world-class high jumper, was also removed from her German club in 1933 then later from Germany’s Olympic team in 1936. Later that year the Olympics were held in Berlin, Germany. (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2018) Jesse Owens was an African American runner who made a big impact on the future of racism and sport. For Owens, running wasn’t just about winning, even though in the 1936 Olympics he won every race he participated in and broke many records.
He won four gold medals “Which made him the best remembered athlete in Olympic history.” (welcome) “Jesse had the confidence that would help he compete in the Olympics held in Nazi Germany amidst the belief by Hitler that the Games would support his belief that the German ‘Aryan’ people were the dominant race. Jesse had different plans, as he became the first American track and field athlete to win four gold medals in a single Olympiad.” (welcome) No one matched this great feat till 1984 when American Carl Lewis did. Jesse Owens died from complications due to lung cancer on March 31, 1980 in Tucson, Arizona. “Four years before he died Jesse was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award bestowed upon a civilian, by Gerald R. Ford.”
It’s easy to see why Hitler had such massive support in the time leading up to his time in power, he heavily used propaganda to promote his views and those of the Nazi party. Nazi propaganda was extremely anti-Semitic in the fact that it targeted and blamed the Jewish population for many past German failures. In 1941 Jews were forced to were the Yellow Gold star and a flyer “When you see this symbol…” was published concerning how Germans should look at the Jews. It states that, “Remember what the Jews have done to our people. Now for the first time, World Jewry openly says what it wants: ‘Germany must die!’”.